Dr. Marc Naylor is recognised as an International soloist on all clarinets and saxophones.
Whilst studying in Melbourne with Philip Miechel, Ronald de Kant & Dr. Peter Clinch, Marc held the position of Principal Clarinet with the Percy Grainger Orchestra, South Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Globe Opera Orchestra.
During this time, Marc also played regularly for masterclasses directed by Dame Joan Hammond at the Victorian College of the Arts.
On his return to England, he studied initially with Sidney Fell and then at the Guildhall School of Music with Jack Brymer OBE (clarinet), Stephen Trier (basset horn, bass clarinet & saxophone), Ronald Moore (Eb clarinet), Vilem Tausky & Leonard Bernstein (Conducting).
Whilst still at college, Marc formed the New Chamber Orchestra of London, holding the position of Principal Clarinet for ten years. During this period he also held the position of Principal Clarinet with the Harlow Chamber Orchestra under conductor Paul Murphy.
With his clarinet & Harp duo Lyrion, Marc was invited to perform at the Fourtieth Wedding Anniversary Dinner of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, held at the stately home of Luton Hoo.
Marc has had many new works written for him details of which can be seen on the following pages. In addition, he has rediscovered many works which have either been lost or neglected and has re-introduced them to the public in his recital programmes.
Dr. Naylor is also a specialist on the Basset Clarinet, Basset Horn and Bass Clarinet, championing their use as solo instruments whenever possible. He performs regularly with several ensembles: The New Chamber Players, Lyrion (Clarinet & Harp Duo), The Devienne Trio (2 Clarinets & Bassoon) Trio Bonnifaccio (Clarinet, Violin & Piano), Duo Glicibarifono (Bass Clarinet & Piano) and the London Basset Horn Trio.
Marc is also recognised as the British specialist on the Tárogató - the Hungarian national instrument. In 2005, he was invited to represent Great Britain at the International Tárogató Congress, at Vaja in Hungary. During the fortnight, Dr. Naylor delivered lecture recitals and toured Hungary as a member of the International Tárogató Ensemble, giving many concerts at which he played solo pieces.
On his return to Britain, Marc formed the Rákóczi Duo with Pianist Karen Newby to make composers and audiences more aware of the Tárogató and have had several new works written for them. Marc also founded the British Tárogató Association to promote the instrument amongst composers and muscians. In 2010, Marc was invited to return to Hungary for the Fourth International Tárogató Congress at which he presented a lecture on new British repertoire for the instrument. During his visit, Marc gave the premiere of "Thorn-Trees" for solo tárogató written for him by Australian composer Brigid Burke.
With the Stadler Ensemble, Marc gives concerts of music written for the clarinettist Anton Stadler, specialising in the works for basset clarinet, the instrument which Stadler devised and championed throughout his later career. Marc has recently completed a new edition of Sussmayr's Concerto in D Major for basset clarinet, written for Anton Stadler.
When not giving recitals and solo performances, Marc works as a freelance orchestral player throughout England.
When not performing, Marc composes and has written many new works for his instruments, all of which are published by Edition Lyrique.
Marc is available for recital, solo & orchestral work throughout Great Britain & Internationally.